Energy Dialogue

The international energy policy cooperation of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) is pursuing the goal of establishing worldwide energy relations with partner countries, based on trust and sustainability.

Supporting the German Government with its Energy Dialogue in the US

The German Energiewende, often dubbed as energy transition, pursues ambitious goals in terms of greenhouse gas emission reductions, renewable energy production and energy efficiency improvements. Moreover, it reduces Germany’s dependency on fossil fuel imports and therefore its exposure to price and supply risks.

The Energy Dialogue is a high-level, yet non-formalized cooperation that facilitates regular bilateral exchange between both governments and other stakeholders. Core of the dialogue are key energy policy issues as well as common challenges and opportunities. By fostering mutual learning, the energy dialogue aims to strengthen the energy transition, as well as effective energy policies and cooperation.

Germany and the US, both highly developed OECD countries, have a large potential and dynamism in the expansion of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency. With the energy policy dialogue, the German American Chambers of Commerce and their partners aim to intensify the exchange of relevant experience and explore new areas of collaboration.

Upcoming Events

Delegation Trip to Germany: Offshore Wind Energy Intelligent Solutions Dialogue - June 8-11, 2020

Offshore wind development efforts are growing in the United States. With the goal to better understand and navigate a constantly evolving landscape of offshore wind farm needs, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) invites you to participate in a delegation trip to Germany from June 8-11, 2020. The trip is part of a broader scale effort to strengthen the energy cooperation between our countries, encourage the exchange of ideas in the German-American business community, and promote energy transition policy expertise.

Learn more and register here. The registration deadline is December 20, 2019.

Partners of the Energy Dialogue

The German American Chambers of Commerce

 

The German American Chambers of Commerce (GACCs) are the local point of contact for American stakeholders looking to engage in this energy dialogue. Within the framework of the energy dialogue, we organize energy policy events and expert workshops in the US, co-organize high-level delegation trips to Germany, and support the BMWi in its strategic communication with US energy policy stakeholders. Within the GACC network, the lead office for the energy dialogue is GACC Midwest, headquartered in Chicago.

Partner Organizations

adelphi consult provides the leadership in this project to foster energy policy exchange with the US. Further partners for the Energy Dialog are The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) and The Renewables Academy (RENAC).